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February 25 2022
Can you get bail if the investigating authority does not finish its investigation on time?
The Supreme Court has asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to respond to activist Gautam Navlakha’s default bail application. Navlakha was arrested as an accused in the Elgaar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. What is default bail? Default bail is the bail an accused is entitled to apply for […]
March 04 2022
Did you know that women can take the admission exam to the National Defence Academy (NDA)?
The Supreme Court has passed a temporary order allowing women candidates to appear for the NDA examination. The Court further asked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to give the court order wide publicity. Here are some other instances where courts have upheld gender equality in the Indian armed forces: Granting Permanent Commission […]
March 04 2022
What should you know about the National Investigation Agency?
The Delhi High Court has asked the government for a response on the pendency of National Investigation Agency (NIA) cases in designated special courts and the reason for delay in the trials in such cases. 1.Which law establishes the National Investigation Agency? The NIA was established under the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008. […]
February 26 2022
Permanent Commission for women army officers: Still a long way to go
The Supreme Court has said that the Indian army’s evaluation criteria for granting permanent commission for women officers is arbitrary and irrational. The Court recognized that societal structures have been created by men and for men. When the law itself is structured towards a male standpoint, the court cannot apply it as it is to […]
March 11 2022
5 things you didn’t know about your right to protest
The Supreme Court has stated that while citizens have the right to peaceful protest, demonstrations which exhibit dissent should take place only in designated places. The Court’s judgement was delivered in the context of the Shaheen Bagh protests opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Which law gives citizens the right to protest? Article 19 of our […]